Former Malaysian Prime Minister Charged With Corruption

Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to corruption charges related to allegations of embezzling public money.
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 04, 2018

On Wednesday, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abuse of power.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over allegations of embezzling public money from state investment fund 1MDB. 

Following his arrest on Tuesday Najib said in a video posted on Twitter that the allegations against him were "rumors, hearsay and slander." He also denied any wrongdoing. That's according to CNN.

He is due back in court in August.

Additional reporting for this story provided by Newsy affiliate CNN.